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RTHK Radio 3, July 19, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye for their fifth official meeting. The latest summit marked the first time that a new president in China has visited South Korea before visiting China’s traditional ally North Korea. Does the Xi-Park courtship herald a new era in China-South Korea relations and regional politics?

China Takes Over the World discusses these issues with Dr. Jonathan Pollack, a senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.

Meanwhile in Africa, many have accused China of engaging in a resource grab, or worse yet, neocolonialism. But a much less discussed phenomenon is one in which some one million Chinese have migrated to and settled in Africa as individual dreamers seeking new opportunities and a new life.

Howard French writes about this mass migration in his new book China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa. He is an associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and he joins China Takes Over the World to discuss.

To listen to this episode, please click here.

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK Radio 3, a channel of the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.

RTHK Radio 3, July 12, 2014

According to the China Global Investment Tracker, a database on Chinese foreign investment, China has invested nearly $38 billion in the Canadian market since 2005. Canada ranks behind Australia and the United States as the third largest market for China’s outbound investments.

Yet according to a 2013 poll conducted by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, more Canadians (76%) oppose investment from Chinese state-owned enterprises than they do for SOE investment from any other country.

The following guests join China Takes Over the World to discuss China’s economic presence in Canada and the merits and perils of Chinese SOE investment.

• Wendy Dobson, Adjunct Professor and Co-Director for the Institute of International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; and former Canadian Associate Deputy Minister of Finance

• Duanjie Chen, Research Fellow, University of Calgary School of Public Policy

To listen to the discussion, please click here.

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK Radio 3, a channel of the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.

RTHK Radio 3, July 5, 2014

In the past 15 years, China has become a hugely important player in Latin America. According to a study conducted by the United Nations, China will surpass Europe as Latin America’s second largest trading partner in 2016. While the United States remains the largest trading partner for the region as a whole, China is now the largest trading partner for Brazil, Chile and Peru, and the second largest trading partner for Mexico.

Meanwhile, China has become a major source of finance for Latin America. According to a new report, China has loaned more than $100 billion to Latin American countries since 2005, and in 2010, it loaned more to the region than the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and U.S. Export-Import Bank combined.

The following guests join us to discuss China’s economic presence, lending practices and strategic interests in Latin America.

• Kevin Gallagher, Co-Director, Global Economic Governance Initiative, Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University

• Margaret Myers, Director, China and Latin America Program, Inter-American Dialogue

To listen to this discussion, please click here.

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK Radio 3, a channel of the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.

RTHK Radio 3, June 28, 2014

In the latest episode of China Takes Over the World, we discuss South Korea’s view of China’s rise. Dr. Hahm Chaibong, President of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, joins us to talk about warming relations between China and South Korea, Seoul’s view of China’s territorial disputes with other neighbors in the South and East China Seas, and the difficulties in the Seoul-Tokyo relationship due to disputes over Japan’s responsibility in World War II.

We also talk about the impending U.S. public listing of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Juro Osawa, Asia tech reporter for the Wall Street Journal, joins us to talk about Alibaba’s new shopping site in the United States and the company’s global ambitions.

To listen to this episode, please click here.

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK Radio 3, a channel of the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.

RTHK Radio 3, June 21, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently visited the United States, and China was a topic of concern in his conversations with President Barack Obama, congressional leaders and other U.S. audiences. How does Australia view China’s rise and what does it think of America’s rebalance to Asia?

The following guests discuss these issues on China Takes Over the World.

  • Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies in the School of International, Political & Strategic Studies at the Australian National University, and author of The China Choice: Why America Should Share Power
  • Bates Gill, CEO of the U.S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney

To listen to the discussion, please click here.

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK Radio 3, a channel of the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.

 

RTHK Radio 3, June 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice recently unsealed an indictment of five members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army for economic cyber crimes against American entities. China has accused the U.S. of fabrication and hypocrisy.

The following guests join China Takes Over the World to discuss the indictment, its impact on Sino-American relations, the Obama administration’s strategy for dealing with Chinese cyber attacks and U.S. preparedness for cyber warfare.

  • David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent of The New York Times
  • Dr. Larry Wortzel, commissioner of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, U.S. Congress

To listen to the discussion, please click here.

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK Radio 3, a channel of the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.

RTHK Radio 3, June 7, 2014

Amid the tensions in Ukraine and Western sanctions on Russia, Moscow and Beijing recently signed a $400 billion gas supply agreement. Is this Russia’s version of a pivot to Asia? Did Beijing or Moscow get the better end of the bargain? And what are the implications for global energy security?

The following two guests join us to discuss.

  • Geoff Dyer, former China bureau chief of the Financial Times and author of The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China—and How America Can Win
  • Ed Chow, Senior Fellow of the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

To listen to the discussion, please click here.

Hosted by Ying Ma, China Takes Over the World is a program about China’s growing economic, political and military power. It airs at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday in Hong Kong on RTHK Radio 3, a channel of the city’s public broadcast station. Previous episodes of the show are available on podcast via iTunes.

 

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